Summer Home Renovations: What’s Trending?

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to give your home a fresh new look. Whether you’re looking to revamp your indoor space or update your outdoor area, there are plenty of home renovation trends to consider this season. From modern and minimalist designs to natural and earthy materials, there’s a trend to suit every style and taste, but because your options are endless, choosing the best designs can be difficult.

Luckily, we’re here to help. Today we’re exploring some of the latest summer home renovation trends and providing tips and ideas to help you create a stylish and functional space. So if you’re looking for inspiration to update your home this summer, read on!

Outdoor Living Spaces

Indoor-outdoor living has been on the rise since the pandemic when many of us realised we needed to make the most of our gardens. It’s important to remember that your garden is an extension of your home, and this design trend can help emphasise this idea.

Outdoor living spaces are areas in a home that are designed for relaxation and entertainment and can be whatever you want them to be, ranging from small patio areas to large decks or terraces with outdoor tiles and either covered or uncovered.

Family dining outdoors

Several features help create the perfect outdoor living space, such as seating, whether that be chairs, sofas, or benches, allowing the family or guests to relax comfortably. Following this, indoor-outdoor living areas often feature dining areas, giving you the option to dine al fresco during summer. Additionally, the perfect outdoor living space can be enhanced with lighting, such as string or LED lights, helping create a warm and inviting atmosphere that you can utilise day to night.

Firepits and BBQs

Fire features are a popular design trend gaining momentum in recent years, much like indoor-outdoor living. They provide warmth and ambience for chilly evenings, allowing you to extend the time spent outdoors. Here at Roccia, we’re proud to be official stockists of Planika fireplaces. These stunning bioethanol fires are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and can be moved around accordingly, meaning no matter the weather, you can elevate your home with a Planika fireplace.

Planika fires outdoors in a summery garden

Additionally, built-in BBQs are another trending exterior design feature, allowing for a seamless transition between cooking and entertaining. They can be designed to match the style of the home and can include features such as sinks, refrigerators, and extra storage space, the ideal feature for those who like to entertain.

Dare to be Different with Pops of Colour

Adding pops of colour is indeed a popular design trend this year. Designers and homeowners alike use bright and bold colours to add energy and personality to their projects for several reasons. However, one of the most common reasons we have discovered people are loving this trend is because it helps them inject positivity and happiness into their lives.

Another reason for the popularity of pops of colour is the rise of minimalism in design. While minimalist designs can be elegant and sophisticated, they can sometimes feel cold or sterile. Adding a pop of colour can create a visual focal point and add warmth and personality to an otherwise minimalistic design. This can be done through a number of fun and effective ways, but of course, as a leading tile supplier, we would always recommend feature wall tiles. These wall tiles are perfect for creating a bold statement in your home, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, living areas, or even the bedroom.

Green tiled bathroom

Invite Nature Indoors

Inviting nature into the home with interior design will create a calming and rejuvenating atmosphere, making your living space feel more peaceful and relaxing. There are plenty of ways you can introduce this trend into your home; let’s take a look.

  • Incorporate natural materials. Incorporating natural materials such as wood effect tiles, stone, or woven fabrics into your home design can help bring the outdoors in. For example, add a wooden coffee table, use stone effect tiles for your bathroom, or hang woven baskets on the walls.
  • Add plants. Houseplants not only add a touch of greenery to your living space but can also purify the air and provide health benefits. You can choose plants of different sizes and shapes and place them on windowsills, shelves, or as hanging plants, whatever you prefer.
  • Let in natural light. Natural light can make your living space feel brighter and more spacious. You can achieve this by using sheer curtains, placing mirrors to reflect light, or removing heavy curtains altogether.

However you choose to implement this design trend, do it with your personality. Nature should make you feel calm, so selecting pieces that relax you should be at the forefront of your choices.

Smart Home Technology and Embracing the Future

Finally, smart home technology has become increasingly popular in recent years, and with this trend, there has been a corresponding shift in design principles to accommodate the integration of these technologies into our homes. For example, this tech is often designed to seamlessly integrate into our homes without being obtrusive. This means that devices are often small, sleek, and designed to blend in with their surroundings.

Valcucine logo at Roccia

One of our luxury kitchen brands, Valcucine, embraces smart technology incredibly well and has a number of impressive fittings that will help you transform your space into a smart home. For example:

  • Boiling taps
  • Vacuum drawers
  • Built-in chargers

Overall, the design trend of smart home technology focuses on making our lives easier and more comfortable while seamlessly integrating itself into our homes and daily routines.

If you need help implementing this design trend or any of the others discussed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and a member of our award-winning team will be more than happy to assist.

Alternatively, enquire online for your FREE design consultation.

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